CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT THIS RELEASE?
We opted for a traditional pre-order as opposed to a Kickstarter campaign for this record. Regardless, both options are created for the purpose of funding the album. As an independent artist with no label (i.e. - monetary) backing save the support we've received from folks like you, your purchase – whether it's five bucks or fifty – goes a long way.
IS THERE ANYTHING SPECIFIC THAT I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PREORDER PACKAGES?
We created three special packages that will only be available as such from today until the official release date (so, February 1st - February 23rd). Each of these packages contains t-shirts that will only be available to the people who buy them with the bundle. Although you may add whatever else you'd like to add to your order to create your own bundles, the shirts in those specific packages will not be available separately, and will go away on February 23rd, 2018.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO RECEIVE MY PURCHASE IN THE MAIL?
We will take orders for the allotted pre-order period (Feb 1st - Feb 23rd), gather our numbers, and pay them forward to our printers and partners. Once we have received our stock, we will ship them out to you. This means that:
Your PHYSICAL purchases/packages will not ship until at least a few weeks following the official release date. Apologizing for any disappointment this may cause, it is the way we have to run things in order to fund this release.
We promise, as always, to do the best job that we possibly can at making sure your items are shipped in a timely manner, but please, before you start emailing, be aware that it may take 4 to 6 weeks to receive a shipping notification from us.
DO I HAVE TO WAIT FOR MY DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE ALBUM?
NO. Absolutely not.
Each of the bundles on the store will include a digital download of the new record, which I will personally email to you directly – along with album art and all lyric sheets available for download – on the release day, February 23rd.
You will not have to wait for your physical purchase to enjoy the record.
If it is possible, think of this like the gift that keeps on giving... You'll get your full album, digitally, on the release day, and then, a few weeks later – once you've forgotten that you have a physical purchase coming – it'll show up at your door like a surprise.
DO I GET ANYTHING COOL RIGHT OFF THE BAT WHEN I BUY SOMETHING FROM THE STORE?
Each purchase - literally anything on the store – during this pre-order period comes with a free download of the first single to be released from the album: Big Business (feat. JGivens).
Pre-orders are now available digitally, through iTunes.
They are also available through Bandcamp, and when you purchase a preorder there, you will receive the single as an "Instant Gratification" track to listen to immediately.
If you pre-order a physical package – or anything else – from my store, you will receive a secret link and password with instructions on how to access your exclusive download emailed to you in your purchase receipt.
WHAT ABOUT YOUR PAID MEMBERSHIP GROUP – FRACTION? I HEAR THEY GET EARLY RELEASES AND DISCOUNTS ON EVERYTHING, NO MATTER WHAT. ARE YOU DOING ANYTHING COOL FOR THEM WITH THIS RELEASE?
Fraction is the name of my online membership platform, where over a hundred individuals have signed up on either a yearly or monthly basis to further invest in / support everything that we do as "Levi The Poet," and they receive a ton of exclusive stuff / bonuses in return, including perks on new releases and as well my Sunday Night Letter and Audio Podcast.
If you sign up during this preorder period, you will receive a free Cataracts CD along with your membership, in addition to weekly audio recordings, behind-the-scenes content, monthly video hangouts, early releases and discounts on everything (including this one!) and more.
Below are details for both current Fraction Members, and those still deciding if a membership is worth it...
CURRENT FRACTION MEMBERS:
- Will be able to use their exclusive 20%-off discount code for anything and everything they purchase from the store - including preorder packages and brand-new Cataracts merchandise.
- Will receive their digital downloads of the entire album TWO WEEKS before the official release date (so, February 9th).
- All PLATINUM MEMBERS who are coming up on their one-year anniversary this March – and from this point forward – will be sent a FREE CATARACTS CD in the mail when their subscription renews for 2018.
- Don't worry – because of the way that we have to handle shipping with this release, this WILL NOT affect the time frame that it takes for you to receive a physical copy of the CD, even though most of your Yearly Fraction Memberships begin to renew in March. Keep that in mind when making your selection and maybe choose a different package if you're deciding to stay, because when you renew your Fraction Platinum Membership, you'll get the CD sent for free as a bonus to start the new year.
PEOPLE CONSIDERING MEMBERSHIP:
- When you sign up for a Yearly, Platinum Membership, you will receive everything that comes with your membership, as well as a free copy of the Cataracts CD in the mail.
- You, too, will receive access to the digital download of the entire album, including lyrics and artwork, TWO WEEKS before the official release day.
- You will receive an exclusive, 20% off discount code which you may use anytime, when purchasing anything, for as long as you remain a paid Fraction member.
- To get the most out of this deal:
- Sign up for a Yearly Membership now
- Then use your discount code to buy the new swag
- Then get a CD thrown in for free with it
- Then enjoy everything that comes with the Fraction Membership all year
ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?
As always, I just want to articulate how thankful that I am for those of you who have followed my wife and I through all of these years. This – including last year's Sanctuary & FERMENT/DEBRIS EPs – marks the seventh major release I've put out in the past nine years of being a full-time, independent artist. Today, while on a walk around my neighborhood, I was overwhelmed with just how much of a miracle that is.
We could not have done any of this without you.
Thank you so much for being a part of this life with us.
Below, you'll find the rest of the items available on our store right now. Feel free to add anything you see to the bundles you create, and we'll do our absolute best to honor your support, and get it all out to you as soon as possible.
With all of the love and sincerity I have to offer,